OBS Studio

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About OBS Studio

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Overall rating

4.7 /5
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Value for Money
4.8/5
Features
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Support
4.2/5

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Jeff
Jeff
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Tie-ing It All Together

Reviewed on 31/12/2021

Pros

It's ease of use. We have a production team that, may I say, are not the most technically advanced but are able to follow simple directions. OBS Studio allows us to easily record our Sunday services directly from the Google Meet streaming service presented on the OBS Studio laptop. Once Google took away the ability to record (this was removed for non-profit accounts), we switched over to OBS Studio, and have been happy ever since.

Cons

No Cons about the software. The only Con is that we have to use another piece of software to record our Service instead of a direct download from Google Meet. OBS has come through for the last 16 months.

Hans
Hans
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 501–1,000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Just because it's free doesn't mean it's bad. There's another reason almost every streamer...

Reviewed on 29/06/2021

Overall, we had a really positive experience with OBS after some initial misgivings. We plan to use...

Overall, we had a really positive experience with OBS after some initial misgivings. We plan to use it every semester now for our capstone classes. This is a good exercise for our broadcast majors who are used to working in a live studio. I think it also taught them to me a bit more mobile and flexible when working with online video.

Pros

I looked for a livestream solution for a long time and talked with a lot of paid programs, such as Livestream and XSplit. When I learned there was a version of OBS for Mac, I took the plunge and tried it. I can't believe how easy it was. We used it to livestream a web show for our capstone project magazine Valley REality. The students were quickly able to figure out how to incorporate text overlays and multiple cameras in the stream.

Cons

There were some issues with connecting the livestream to Facebook and I wish there was an easier way to test the stream before we published it. We had to look up some things online to determine how to preview the stream.
We had an issue connecting some cameras, but that wasn't an issue with OBS. That had to do mostly with the cameras. We also had some of live video get really choppy on the livestream and we weren't able to find a solution just by googling it. It would have been nice to have some live support to help with this, but I understand as open source software, you have to rely on the community.

Donna
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  • Industry: Cosmetics
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

OBS is great for LiveStreams

Reviewed on 28/08/2020

If I was still streaming on Twitch, I would still be using OBS. I tried Streamlabs after trying OBS...

If I was still streaming on Twitch, I would still be using OBS. I tried Streamlabs after trying OBS but didn't like the way it ran. Too many hiccups .. so I definitely recommend OBS for streaming.

OBS is also REALLY amazing if you want to record a webinar that you are working because it allows you to record your screen.

Pros

I used OBS for streaming on Twitch. I liked that I was able to integrate my own layouts and have them show up on my screen. I also loved being able to change back and forth between scenes.

Cons

OBS is challenging to use. I had to watch several YouTube videos to make sure I was connected correctly. I feel like OBS should come with a user manual to make it easier for tech noobs.

Matthew T.
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  • Industry: Broadcast Media
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Power product

Reviewed on 26/12/2023

Our producers use this product on a daily basis for capturing content in the field for their...

Our producers use this product on a daily basis for capturing content in the field for their broadcasts and they love it. It is super easy to use without much of a learning curve. The interface is very intuitive as well.

Pros

The product is extremely easy to setup and use with its intuitive user interface.

Cons

I have nothing negative to mention about this product at this time.

David
David
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Customizable and Reliable

Reviewed on 21/06/2021

We had a great experience using OBS out of the gate, but ultimately went with something with a more...

We had a great experience using OBS out of the gate, but ultimately went with something with a more streamlined user interface.

Pros

OBS was a great first-try for our streaming worship services. We were able to download it and set it up quickly in response to COVID. It captured audio from our console well and worked with our cameras well.

Cons

The user interface for OBS is a little clunky until it is fully customized, which takes time. It is also harder to train new folks on using the software, and it is especially difficult for folks who aren't used to video recording software.

Alternatives Considered

Vimeo Livestream, ProPresenter and vMix

Reasons for Switching to OBS Studio

At the time, we initially chose OBS because it is free and was quick to install.
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